First half of the year sees a spiralling number of helicopter crashes
Cause for concern as spate of chopper crashes leaves 12 wrecks, eight deaths halfway into the year
It has been a rough six months for helicopters in SA following a spate of crashes that have destroyed 12 aircraft and claimed the lives of eight people.
Ten days into the new year, a privately-owned Alouette II helicopter with three people aboard crashed into the Crocodile River, killing one of the passengers.
While the pilot managed to free himself from the sinking machine, the passengers had to be freed by emergency services. ..